Congratualations to GTL Class of 2015!

On June 25, 2015, the GTL class of 2015 gathered at TEP headquarters to receive their graduation certificates from GTL President Ben Korn and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

GTL Welcomes the Class of 2016

The Greater Tucson Leadership Class of 2016 gathered at the Arizona Inn for dinner after its inaugural Retreat.


What is GTL?

Leadership Skill Development
I am already engaging in so many ways that I never have before and look forward to being part of good works moving forward. -Michele Murphy

GTL offers a dynamic class that teaches a nationally recognized leadership curriculum coupled with immersive field experiences in a breadth of local issues. The class meets once a month, with each meeting emphasizing a particular community issue. The class may visit Flandrau Science Center and a water treatment plant on Environment Day, or take a tour of Border Patrol HQ and the Mexican border on Border Day. Each issue day is tailored to educate class members on a key community issue, and to open avenues for class members to connect to and serve the community in relation to those issues.

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Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Award
Congratulations to our 2015 honorees: Fletcher McCusker, Rosey Koberlein, Bishop Gerald Kicanas, and Clarence Dupnik!

Greater Tucson Leadership is proud to host the annual Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Gala.  Equally as important as cultivating emerging community leaders is recognizing the efforts of members of the Tucson community who go above and beyond to maintain Tucson as a beautiful and opportune place to live.  This year’s event is scheduled for February 6, 2016.  To learn more, visit the link below.

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Community Outreach
GTL has changed the way I think about community development and what it takes to start community development, and how small actions can lead to larger actions and become the change people want to see. -Nathan Rothschild

class project 1The goal fostered by the GTL program is to continue to develop and improve the community around us.  Each year, the GTL class commits to a community project.  The class of 2015 opted to help the underserved Hiaki High School.  The class volunteered over 800 hours and raised over $12,000 in order to host 22 career day presentations and to help the school develop a beautiful community garden which has become a point of pride and inspiration for its students.

For a more in depth look at GTL, please visit our About Us page!